inspire: matthew aporta.
my future husband and love of my life. most loyal person i’ve ever met. grizzly bear with a big ol’ heart. killer chef. businessman extraordinare. music lover.
what’s the best part of your day?
waking up to a hot cup of french press coffee with coconut oil and grass-fed butter at the head of the bed. rosy, our bully, at the foot of the bed. watching MB get ready to start her day. i love watching her glow in the morning.
what inspires you?
mary beth’s passion for life, my family and friends and the days that challenge me.
your favorite trip.
the summer between 10th and 11th grade. i travelled france with my french teacher madame fuchere, her husband, college daughter, her two friends and another kid from my high school. we toured paris, dinard, loire, monaco, nice, champlagne, normandy and every small town around. that trip was surreal for a 15-year-old from jersey.
what’s your ideal sunday?
sleeping in with mary beth and our pup. walking down to the farmers market. brunch and good coffee. having friends over for beers, barbecue and music on the back deck.
your favorite words of wisdom.
if, by rudyard kipling.
when do you feel most “you?”
on my deck behind the grill while watching my MB laughing with our friends, music playing, and rosy sitting at the table like she is human.
what fulfills you?
knowing 100 percent that i am marrying the most amazing woman. starting our family. the perfect medium rare bone-in prime rib and a glass of an in-your-face zinfandel.
your favorite outfit.
grey converse, dark civilianare jeans, grey t-shirt, any flannel, and one of my watches.
what’s on your ipod?
what isn’t? lots of classic rock, blues, jazz, hip hop and yacht rock.
five things you love.
cooking for friends and family.
a good cigar.
a great manhattan.
how you feel in one word today.